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Newly-Christened Gurugram Now Gets Its Very Own On-Site Early Earthquake & Warning System

The next time an earthquake hits Gurgaon, you may be able to get a warning in a matter of just 30 seconds, as the Haryana Institute of Public Administration has launched an on-site early earthquake and warning system.

How it works | In case of an earthquake, primary seismic waves which are only sensed by animals will now be detected by this system. The secondary seismic wave is usually the one which causes damage, and is physically felt by us. So before it gets to that, residents will have a short window to seek refuge.

They also plan on upgrading this next year to a public siren system so that it can send alarms up to a six kilometre radius. Good going Gurgaon!

Tipped By | Hindustan Times